Friday Faves- Summer Recipes

Friday Faves Summer Recipes | read more at happilythehicks.com

A few months ago I shared five recipes you need to try this summer (you can read it here), and it was a huge hit! I decided to do another edition, this time focusing on healthy foods perfect for cooling down this summer and recipes that are made for entertaining. During the summer I crave sweet treats, especially ice cream and fresh fruit (what a combo, right?!). I enjoy trying out the healthy recipes other bloggers have created that satisfy those cravings without adding on the guilt. I also love inviting friends over for dinner and cooking up a storm. I’m known for making way too much food, but it’s just so much fun that I can’t help myself.

When I am wanting to try something new, I usually hit up Pinterest for ideas. I have stumbled upon so many neat bloggers this way, and I am excited to share some of them with you today. 

Strawberry Banana Popsicles

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This delicious looking sweet treat is from the blog called Five Heart Home. The popsicles have fresh fruit, yogurt and are low in sugar, making it the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and cool down during the summer. The blog is written by a sweet woman called Samantha, who is a mother, wife and a sinner saved by grace. I love reading her blog, because she shares delicious recipes that use fresh fruits and veggies, and that are quick, simple and look amazing. 

Watermelon Splash Smoothie

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I don’t know about you, but I drink smoothies all the time during the summer! This smoothie is so simple and full of my two favorite summer fruits: watermelon and strawberry. The blog, called FitxBrit, is written by Brit, a local Dallas blogger who is also a Dallas Fitness Ambassador. She has such a passion for fitness, and I love that she wants to be a good role model for her daughter by living her active lifestyle and sharing that with her. If you’re looking to be inspired this summer, you’ll love her blog! 

Watermelon Mango Slushies

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When I was in high school, I loved getting slushes at Sonic, but they are full of sugar and who knows what, which is why I don’t get them anymore. When I found this recipe from Grain Crazy, I was pumped. Watermelon and mango? Heck yes. Slushie? I’m sold. Grain Crazy is run by a mother daughter team, and I love that they work together to make healthy recipes to share with others. Family is so important, and it’s neat to see it on this blog as well. 

Cayenne Lime Popcorn

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In my 10 Things to Do This Summer post, I wrote about having a movie night with friends, popping popcorn and having a blast together. This recipe would be the perfect one to make for a movie night like that one! It’s such a great alternative to using microwaved popcorn, and I know it would be a hit. This blog, Chemistry Cachet, is written by Alexis, a Texan blogger who shares healthy recipes and so much more. You need to check it out! 

Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

ricerolls31One of the first times we had dinner with Matt and Brittany they made spring rolls and I was so impressed! Spring rolls are perfect for summer entertaining, because they are fairly simple to assemble (once you get the hang of the rice paper), healthy and gorgeous. This blog, Droolfactorhad definitely earned its name. By just scrolling through their homepage, you’ll be blown away by the beautiful photography and healthy foods they have made. And don’t come crying to me when your stomach starts growling. ;)

Quinoa salad with spinach, strawberries, and blueberries

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This salad would be the perfect side for a summer dinner party. It has quinoa (which is one of my favorite superfoods!), spinach, strawberries, blueberries and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Talk about a power punch of nutrients and vitamins! Julia’s Album is written by Julia, a blogger who cooks up some yummy looking foods and specializes in gluten-free options for busy people. I love how vibrant her photos are, and after discovering her blog, I want to make all of her recipes! 

So tell me, which of these do you want to try, and what is your favorite summer recipe to make? I can’t wait to hear what you have to say! 

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  1. Candy Kage

    July 8th, 2016 at 7:24 am

    You picked five great recipies. I’m starting with the slushiea and smoothies and serving up popcorn this weekend.

  2. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Thank you Candy! I hope the recipes turned out well. I can’t wait to try some of these out!

  3. My Urban Family

    July 8th, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Watermelon seems to be so popular this summer. Seriously craving it now! Yum.

  4. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I agree!! I could eat watermelon every day!

  5. Rachel G

    July 8th, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Oh yum, I know those watermelon smoothies would be perfectly refreshing! Watermelon and strawberries are practically a match made in heaven!

  6. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Yes!! I live on watermelon, strawberries and peaches during the summer haha!

  7. Susannah

    July 8th, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    These sound like awesome recipes! I’m off to check some of them out! <3

  8. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks Susannah! They do look amazing, don’t they?

  9. Jill @ RunEatSnap

    July 8th, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Watermelon mango smoothie sounds delicious!

  10. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I agree! Perfect for the summer.

  11. Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet

    July 8th, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks for adding my popcorn recipe to your list!! It is so fun to make (we make it a few times each weekend :) ) Have a great weekend!

  12. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks for the recipe Alexis!! I tried it out and WOW so good. A great treat that is cost friendly and customizable! Love it. :)

  13. Dixya Bhattarai RD

    July 8th, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    im digging that salad with so many colorful fruits <3

  14. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Me too!! I love salads with fruit toppings.

  15. Shann Eva

    July 8th, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Wow. So many great recipes. I love reading Chemisty Cashet, and popcorn is my favorite snack. I have also got to try making my own spring rolls!

  16. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Let me know how they turn out! Spring rolls are so fun to make.

  17. Mistle

    July 9th, 2016 at 7:02 am

    All of these recipes look amazing! I am a huge watermelon fan, so I will have to make those recipes soon! I also love spring rolls!

  18. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks Mistle! Let me know how they go :)

  19. Lauren @theSCOOPmama

    July 9th, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Ahh! These all look so delicious. Anything watermelon is my jam…especially if I can mix a little rum in with it!

  20. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks Lauren! That sounds deeelish!

  21. Jenny

    July 9th, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I need to try and make all of these ASAP. They all look so good.

    xoxo, Jenny

  22. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    So do I! I love all these fruits and veggies during the summer.

  23. Sara Oberton

    July 11th, 2016 at 1:27 am

    These all look awesome! Can’t wait to make some of them!

  24. Rebecca @ Happily the Hicks

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks for visiting Sara!

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